Coronavirus Contingency Information
Information for parents:
A letter from the Headmaster
I hope you and your families are well. I would like to start by saying how much we are looking forward to welcoming your child back in school from Monday 1st June. I would like to outline the measures we have put in place to make sure we can guarantee the safety of our pupils and staff.
Firstly I would like to ask you not to send your child into school if he/ she displays any of the COVID-19 symptoms. (a high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste).
Upon arrival at school we ask you as parents not to enter the school premises. The pupils will enter the school building through the pupils’ entrance. The pupils will have their temperature taken with an infrared thermometer. Any pupil with a temperature in excess of 37.8 will not be allowed to enter the school building. Every pupil will be instructed to wash their hands upon entering the school building. The pupil will then make their way to the reception area where Mrs De La Cruz will inform the pupil which classroom they are in, which other pupils they are with and which staff will be looking after them that day.
The small group of pupils ( between 5-7 pupils) will be staying together with 2 staff members for the rest of the day. This “bubble” will be taking breaks together, have lunch together and be dismissed together.
In every classroom used, by one of these bubbles, there will be hand gel and disposable gloves available. We have also installed automatic hand gel dispensers all around the school building. It is of the utmost importance that we are keeping the school building/ bathrooms/ toilets/ dining room/ etc clean. I have therefore decided to employ an extra cleaner who will be in school from 8.30 till 2.30 every day. This cleaner will be focussing on the relevant areas and also on other frequently touched surfaces.
We will be reminding the pupils frequently about the need to wash their hands and we will ask them to adhere to the social distancing rules at all times. When a pupil starts displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, the school will contact the parents straight away and the pupil will need to be picked up as soon as possible.
At the end of the school day, at 2.30pm, the pupils will be dismissed from their “bubble” by one of their teachers. The pupils will meet their parent/ guardian or other responsible adult outside the school gate.
I am sure you will be supportive of all the above measures. We are doing all we can to make sure that the school remains virus free.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or questions about the content of this letter.
Information for external visitors:
We are following government advice in order to keep our community safe and as such we are unable to offer visits or tours of the School at the present time. Please email the Admissions team in order to keep up to date with regards to future tours and visits.
As the situation is still developing, please check here for updated information.